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Orthodontics

We share some information on orthodontic procedures and tips on managing pain you may feel when having braces.

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Am I too old for dental braces?

Am I too old for dental braces? 800 531 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Are you an adult thinking about getting dental braces? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that you’re part of a growing trend. The truth is that you are never too…

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Drink sports drinks: Is that really what Richie does?

Drink sports drinks: Is that really what Richie does? 1200 800 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Sports and energy drinks. If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ll know I hold serious reservations about them — they’re bad for your teeth, and unless you’re an elite…

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The surprising history of orthodontic braces

The surprising history of orthodontic braces 2560 1589 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

A perfect smile. Most of us would like one. And thankfully, thanks to advancements in orthodontics, it’s now easier to achieve than ever before. The health benefits Straight teeth give…

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How your smile can affect your physical & mental health

How your smile can affect your physical & mental health 300 225 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

You can’t judge a book by its cover. This is true, but it doesn’t stop people unfairly judging us on our looks. Your smile influences how others perceive you. For example,…

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Be kind to your teeth: Why you don’t need sports drinks

Be kind to your teeth: Why you don’t need sports drinks 960 640 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Sports drinks help you “go the distance”, according to the marketing. And by drinking them, you’ll be able to push your body that little bit further. Well, unless you are…

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How to stop your child sucking their thumb

How to stop your child sucking their thumb 1024 680 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Does your child suck their thumb? Don’t panic; it’s natural—ultrasound shows that babies suck their thumbs even before they are born! And around 50% of children indulge in thumb or…

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My child wears dental braces. Can they still play sport?

My child wears dental braces. Can they still play sport? 550 367 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Sport is important for a child’s development. It keeps them physically fit and teaches important social skills, too. So, if your child is getting dental braces, can they still play…

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scanning child's teeth with 3M True Definition Scanner

Turner Lim Orthodontists introduce a new scanner to improve quality & patient experience

Turner Lim Orthodontists introduce a new scanner to improve quality & patient experience 2560 1711 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Technology in orthodontics is always changing. And to stay ahead of the game, we recently invested in a new piece of equipment — a 3M True Definition Scanner. “So what?”…

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I’m getting braces. Why must I have teeth removed?

I’m getting braces. Why must I have teeth removed? 800 498 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Patients often ask why it’s necessary to have teeth removed when getting braces. Well, if possible, we prefer not to remove teeth—treament is faster if we don’t. However, to ensure…

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How much longer before I can get my braces removed?

How much longer before I can get my braces removed? 640 426 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

As an orthodontist, I’m often asked is “how long will my treatment take?” Well, like many things in life, the answer is not straight forward. In reality, it’s hard to…

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